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Table 1.46
Percent of recommended hospital care received by Medicare patients with heart failurea, United States, 2002 and 2003
    2003 2002
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   74.6 0.2 73.4 0.2
Race White 74.3 0.3 73.4 0.3
African American 76.3 0.7 74.9 0.7
Hispanic 71.3 3.0 68.6 1.6
Native American 74.3 2.1 68.9 2.3
Asian 77.3 2.2 76.3 2.3

a Recommended hospital care for hear failure includes receiving evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction, and prescription of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor at discharge for patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program.

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